The newly elected French President, Francois Hollande, publically denounced the rich. He “doesn’t like them”. Which is an interesting sentiment coming from someone who owns three homes on the French Riviera. Contrasting himself as “Mr. Normal” to Sarkozy with his “bling bling” lifestyle, Hollande crafted his appeal to the populace as being one of them. But, the problem with large bank accounts and lavish properties is they’re hard to hide.
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According to the Daily Mail,
France’s new Socialist president owns three holiday homes in the glamorous Riviera resort of Cannes, it emerged today.
The 57-year-old who ‘dislikes the rich’ and wants to revolutionise his country with high taxes and an onslaught against bankers is in fact hugely wealthy himself.
His assets were published today in the Official Journal, the gazette which contains verified information about France’s government.
To the undoubted embarrassment to the most left-wing leader in Europe and a man who styles himself as ‘Mr Normal’, they are valued at almost £1million.
It will also reinforce accusations that Hollande is a ‘Gauche Caviar’, or ‘Left-Wing Caviar’ – the Gallic equivalent of a Champagne Socialist.
Among other assets are three current accounts in French banks – two with global giant Societe Generale and one with the Postal Bank – and a life insurance policy. …
Hollande regularly attacked the ‘Bling-Bling’ presidency of Sarkozy, whose multi-millionaire lifestyle with Italian-born heiress Carla Bruni contributed to his humiliating election defeat after just one term in office. …
He intends to set a top tax rate of 75 per cent, and to increase France’s controversial wealth tax – moves which have already seen wealthy people threatening to leave the country, and move abroad to places like the UK.
Meanwhile, Hollande wants to pour public money into France’s public service, creating thousands of new jobs.
Evidently, President “Mr. Normal” watched one too many bad soap operas and, also, thinks it’s commonplace to make your embittered ex-girlfriend the President of the French parliament. Because a woman Hollande humiliated and devastated on the worst level was just elevated to the most powerful woman in France. It’s what normal
people Socialists do – promote ex-girlfriends to President.